Welfare or investment?

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My latest piece for the Guardian discusses the political opportunism of linking the National Disability Insurance Scheme funding to cuts in welfare funding. It's funny how funding for projects like NDIS is never given as a justification for not implementing tax cuts for top earners and big business. Perhaps funny is the wrong word. Infuriating, maybe?

NDIS has the potential to offer a net saving to the Australian Government but they refuse to discuss it in these terms, despite the reams of evidence offered by numerous independent studies, instead preferring to use it as an emotional gaming chip in an ideological battle.

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